THE SKY — My editor shared a video with me today for a possible "Have You Seen This?". I saw it was about dogs herding sheep and I thought, "Bless her heart, she'll get this whole 'Have You Seen This?' thing down eventually." I owe her an apology. She's the editor for a reason, and that reason is that she has a great eye for awesome videos.
Aerial view of dogs herding flocks of sheep in New Zealand 😊💗 pic.twitter.com/zEo5oQyUsF— Scott Hefti ☘ (@Havenlust) October 6, 2019
The idea of an aerial view of dogs herding sheep in New Zealand doesn't exactly get the blood boiling, but man is it amazing. The precision these dogs have of getting the sheep to go exactly where they need is impressive, but the patterns and shapes the sheep create are mesmerizing.
I've watched this video, like, 12 times now and can't seem to get enough of it. I'm also taking copious notes. I'm currently coaching a flag football team full of 6-year-olds, and I'm not going to beat around the bush people: it's the hardest thing I've ever done. If these dogs can get hundreds of sheep to do exactly what they need, I feel like I should be able to get eight first graders to pay attention for 10 minutes and run in the right direction.
I now realize I've been going about coaching all wrong. I just need to get a couple of well-trained sheepdogs to get those kids in order and we'll have the best team out there.